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Are birds as smart as a 7-year-old ?

7-29-2012 | 36

Studies in to bird intelligence have suggested that birds are just as intelligent as young children.

Nature & Environment

New Zealand 'night parrot' numbers increase

6-23-2012 | 21

A mammoth conservation effort has helped bring one of the rarest birds back from the brink of extinction.

Nature & Environment

Why are some bird feathers blue?

3-1-2012 | 3

Red and yellow birds get their colour from pigments in the food they eat, but what about blue birds ?

Modern Mysteries

Mystery of incident that inspired 'The Birds'

12-31-2011 | 17

A mysterious incident in 1961 that inspired Alfred Hitchcock's famous film may have finally been solved.

Nature & Environment

Wasps turn ladybirds into zombie bodyguards

6-24-2011 | 16

A species of parasitic wasp has been found to turn ladybirds in to zombie bodyguards as protection.


Some dinosaurs hunted at night, study claims

4-16-2011 | 7

Studies comparing the eyes of modern day birds with those of dinosaurs suggest some were nocturnal.

World of the Bizarre

Dead birds continue to fall from the sky

1-5-2011 | 718

Arkansas mystery deepens as more birds fall dead from the sky around the world.

World of the Bizarre

1,000 dead birds fall from sky in Arkansas

1-3-2011 | 718

An investigation is ongoing to determine why 1,000 blackbirds fell out of the sky over a 1-mile area.


New hump-backed dinosaur discovered

9-11-2010 | 1

The discovery of a new hump-backed dinosaur in Spain may provide valuable clues to the origin of birds.


'Terror bird' was prize fighter

8-20-2010 | 3

These giant, flightless birds that roamed South America 50 million years ago would have been fearsome predators.


Prehistoric bird species could not flap wings

5-16-2010 | 0

Scientists believe some of the earliest species of prehistoric birds wouldn't have been able to flap their wings.


DNA extracted from extinct bird eggshells

3-13-2010 |

For the first time scientists have succeeded in extracting DNA from the eggshells of extinct birds.

Modern Mysteries

Whole flock of birds falls dead from the sky

3-10-2010 | 49

Experts in the UK are baffled after a flock of over 100 dying birds fell out of the sky on Sunday night.

Nature & Environment

Feeding birds 'changes evolution'

12-27-2009 | 16

Researchers have revealed that the act of putting food out for the birds can result in a whole new evolutionary path. Eu...


Did ancient birds lose teeth for flight ?

12-10-2009 | 5

New research has suggested that ancient birds may have lost their teeth to lose enough weight to help them fly. The 150 ...


Giant man-eating eagle actually existed

9-17-2009 | 16

The giant man-eating "Haast's Eagle" of New Zealand really did exist according to new research, it would have weighed up...


Pterodactyl fossil reveals complex flight

8-10-2009 | 5

Studies of a pterodactyl fossil have shown that the creature had complex wing fibers that would have enabled it to fly w...

Nature & Environment

Reverse-engineering bird's quantum compass

6-29-2009 | 0

For years scientists have been studying birds in an attempt to determine exactly how they are able to navigate large dis...


Discovery casts doubt on dinosaur-bird link

6-10-2009 | 32

A new discovery in to the way birds breathe has revealed that it is unlikely that modern birds descended from theropod d...

World of the Bizarre

Penguin poo visible from space

6-3-2009 | 15

In an unusual method to locate penguin breeding colonies scientists have discovered several of their locations by review...

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